As my travel schedule slowed to a crawl in 2020, I did what millions of Americans did during quarantine, searching for love and distraction — I adopted a puppy! I personally believe adopting or rescuing a dog/cat/animal is the best and most responsible way to find a new furry friend. I was lucky enough to have a robust adoption non-profit close by, The Wagmor.
One day in early September a set of puppies rescued from a nearby city were posted on Instagram and I instantly fell in love with a chubby dog with oddly placed black spots all over named Whipped Cream. Three weeks later I was able to pick up Duke (formerly known as Whipped Cream) and have been running around like a new parent ever since. We have gone to the beach in Malibu, on walks to the park and have begun socializing with other dogs in my circle. He is already 14 weeks, has thinned out, became more curious and is a joy to watch.
As travel begins to resume more robustly in 2021, we may need to lean on family and friends to help with dog sitting, but our lives are fuller with him in it!
Do you know someone that adopted a dog during quarantine? How do you juggle travel and owning a pet?
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As more travelers hit the road again, they tend to travel shorter distances. That includes LGBTQ+ globetrotters, who find a variety of great vacation options without leaving the continent. These five top destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers in North America offer lots of reasons to reignite wanderlust.
There’s almost nothing like the magic of New York City during the holidays — and there’s almost nothing more quintessentially New York than the Empire State Building. Check both off your list at once this year in the Big Apple.
As our four-passenger plane prepared to land on a gravely shoreline in Lake Clark National Park, one of the most remote national parks in the United States, accessible only by plane or boat, my excitement grew. Though the flight was scenic and provided a terrific perspective of the vast expanse of this part of Southcentral Alaska, my fellow passengers and I had one thing on our mind — bears!
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Windstar Cruises boasts an Air + Hotel offer from Los Angeles International Airport, including a round-trip flight from LAX, pre-cruise accommodations and a post-cruise day room. The offer also includes ground transfers in Tahiti and a seven-, 10- or 11-night cruise in Tahiti. On cruise vacations including air and hotel booked through the end of this year, guests receive the promise of a free beverage package, with unlimited select spirits, wine, beer, cocktails and minibar items.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
American Cruise Line successfully launched its American Melody riverboat last week at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The new boat is the fourth in American’s Modern Series and will set off on its inaugural Mississippi River cruise season in summer 2021.